This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme
WIKIAlps – the Alpine WIKI
WIKIAlps: The knowledge and information platform for everyone interested in a sustainable, balanced, and shared territorial development in the Alpine Space. To start the WIKIAlps experience use the navigation menu on the left, the tag cloud, the search function at the top of the page or surf from article to article through the links present in the different articles. You can also browse articles by topic using the taglist.
Alpine Ecosystem Services - mapping, maintenance, and management: Ecosystems and their services go beyond national borders and need a transnational approach for their dynamic protection, sustainable use, management and risk prevention. As a basis for joint action, public authorities, policy makers, NGOs, researchers and economic actors – the AlpES target groups – need a common understanding of ecosystem services, comparable information on their status and support in using appropriate tools for integrating them in their fields of work. The AlpES project’s overall objective is to introduce ecosystem services as a regional/transnational environmental governance framework. Learn more about the work packages of AlpES. (Full article...)
AlpES & WIKIAlps: inviting articles on ecosystem services in the Alpine Space
To expand and advance WIKIAlps, we’d like to invite experts on Ecosystem Services in the Alpine Space to contribute their knowledge to the WIKIAlps by improving, discussing or writing articles. (Full article...)
From WIKIAlps' featured article
In the Alps, the proportion of grassland accounts for 18 % of the land cover. (Mann 2013, p. 105)1 . Traditionally, grassland is the basis for forage farming owing to local condition like e.g. harsh climate and slope steepness. Due to structural change of agriculture in the Alps, the supply of biomass production from grassland is influenced e.g. by the use of fertilizers and selection of forage plants. Grassland formations range from intensively managed pastures in the valley bottoms to extensive meadows and Alpine swards upwards the altitudinal belt. (Full article...).
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